Book :: A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange
By: Anthony Burgess
Pages: 213
Published: 1962
Genre(s): Science Fiction
Rating: (19)


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A newly revised text for A Clockwork Orange’s 50th anniversary brings the work closest to its author’s intentions. A Clockwork Orange is as brilliant, transgressive, and influential as when it was published fifty years ago. A nightmare vision of the future told in its own fantastically inventive lexicon, it has since become a classic of modern literature and the basis for Stanley Kubrick’s...

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bdubransky bdubransky

Nov 17th, 2019

Ninett Ninett

May 5th, 2019

JesusCage JesusCage

Jan 7th, 2019

forline forline

Not my favorite genre...but very interesting...

Dec 31st, 2017

Murfville Murfville

Aug 27th, 2017

Hammer2665 Hammer2665

Jul 4th, 2017

Aaron Sztrakoniczky Aaron Sztrakoniczky

It's little bit hard with the lingo but strongly recommanded.

Jun 20th, 2016

bryanoz bryanoz

Jun 23rd, 2015

laros76 laros76

Jun 18th, 2015

Trappalapp Trappalapp

Jan 26th, 2015

jwk jwk

Dec 12th, 2014

red13x red13x

A good read, a little hard with the lingo at times, but you get used to it. Definitely recommended.

Oct 25th, 2014

Caro60 Caro60

This book is chilling in its depiction of pleasure gained from unprovoked violence. Equally chilling is the programming of Alex to be nauseated to the point of suicide by not only violence but his beloved music. The book makes you question the values of Alex, the "hoolingan" but also the values of a society that thinks it is acceptable to take away free will - neither of these extremes is acceptable.

Sep 22nd, 2014

mecantno mecantno

Sep 8th, 2014

acpac2004 acpac2004

Jul 25th, 2014

aliveironically aliveironically

While I do very much like this book, it can be hard to follow. This is one of the few books that seeing the movie will kind of help you out with reading it. Still a fun read, though.

Apr 19th, 2014

vegreen vegreen

My favorite book of all time. Absolutely perfect.

Sep 25th, 2013

vegreen vegreen

My favorite book of all time. Absolutely perfect.

Sep 25th, 2013

Apollyon_ Apollyon_

Apr 2nd, 2013

A Clockwork Orange appears on these lists...

79th on The 20th Centrury's Greatest Hits by American Book Review

65th on 100 Best Novels by Modern Library

49th on Rival 100 Best Novels by Radcliffe

27th on Books of the Century by Waterstone

42nd on Top 100 Books by Newsweek

49th on 100 Books of the Past Century by Koen Books